Shakespeare in Delaware Park (SDP) is pleased to announce that a Family Foundation (which wishes to remain anonymous) has authorized a Challenge grant of $10,000 to Shakespeare in Delaware Park in support of future professional productions and ongoing educational work.


In response to this challenge, Shakespeare in Delaware Park announces their “AS YOU HELP US” Campaign, which will take place closing weekend of SDP crowd favorite AS YOU LIKE IT.    On Friday August 12th, Saturday August 13th and Sunday August 14th , all hill donations from audience members  will go specifically towards this $10,000 matching grant.


With the many struggles SDP has faced this year, including budget cuts from Erie County and unsure support from the City of Buffalo, we are proud to be celebrating 36 incredible years of high-quality professional theatre which remains FREE for the public to enjoy.   We are very grateful to all or our sponsors, audience members and Foundations like this who are determined to keep SDP alive and well for another 36 years and beyond.


So join us this weekend at Shakespeare In Delaware Park, enjoy the words of the Bard under a star filled sky in a beautiful Olmsted park and dig a little deeper as every ducat counts just a little bit more.


Shows take place on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park, next to Hoyt Lake behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Further information about Shakespeare in Delaware Park can be obtained at or by calling (716) 856-4533. Make sure to like us at